Kate Berlant @kateberlant:
In September, the New York Times ran “Keeping It Fake,” a profile of Ms. Berlant’s hard-to-define experimental comedy, in which punch lines dissolve into stream of consciousness monologues delivered by borderline believable characters who may or may not be fractions of herself. A prime example is this four-minute video where she and pal John Early commiserate about missing Paris in the face of those who just don’t understand because they weren’t there, in Paris, with them. People can be annoying, so she mocks them. But also herself? You can typically catch her Tuesday nights at Cake Shop in her Crime and Punishment series, though she’s currently opening for Father John Misty on tour. Performance art, yo.